The Gunton Arms, Norfolk
Taking pride of place in a sprawling deer park that surrounds Gunton Hall, The Gunton Arms boasts an enviable setting and a fascinating past. Throughout the years the characterful pub has played host to many notable figures, such as Lillie Langtry. Retaining much of its historical charm, The Gunton Arms flaunts wooden floors that lead the way to cosy lounges where grand fireplaces, lived-in leather armchairs and wood panelling steal your gaze. Inspired by contemporary artists, the owner has seamlessly integrated artwork from the likes of Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Gilbert & George to create a place that’s extraordinary and eclectic in equal measures.
Food and Drink
Head Chef at The Gunton Arms, Stuart Tattersall has an unrivalled passion for rustling up culinary masterpieces using only the finest, local ingredients with an emphasis placed on field to fork. The Gunton even has its own walled garden, and the resident chickens provide fresh eggs daily. You’ll likely see venison, beef rib and shoulder of lamb featuring on the menu, and diners can watch the master at work beneath the giant antlers hanging over the open fire in the Elk Room. The Elk Room is reminiscent of an old hunting lodge with its flagstone flooring, timber ceiling and huge inglenook fireplace.
Sympathetic to the building’s heritage, Robert Kime has skilfully designed each of the rooms to blend effortlessly with original features. In the bathrooms, Egyptian marble keeps company with antique furniture while in the bedroom, old timber beams hang above the comfiest of beds draped in the finest linens. Wake in the morning to the sound of birdsong and parkland views where red deer roam freely on the estate.
Out and About
Mere miles from the North Norfolk coast, The Gunton Arms is in a stunning location surrounded by medieval churches, ancient parks and the Norfolk Broads. Follow one of the many walking routes that meanders through the beautiful countryside or discover the fabulous art collections at the Salisbury Centre and Haughton Hall Palladian mansion and sculpture park.
Address: Cromer Road, Thorpe Market, Norfolk NR11 8TZPhone: 01263 832010